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Cadillac Looking to Expand the V-Series

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Cadillac Looking to Expand the V-Series

2016 Cadillac CTS-V

2016 Cadillac CTS-V (Credit: © Cadillac)

The Cadillac V-Series looks absolutely fantastic on paper. The 2016 CTS-V puts out an incredible 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque from its 6.2-liter V-8 engine, and the ATS-V amazes with its 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6, so what’s not to love about them?

Apparently, Cadillac shares in this love, as it has announced that it’ll expand the V-Series lineup moving forward, according to The Detroit Bureau. The first recipient of the V treatment will likely be the upcoming CT6.

The CT6 is already massively powerful with its 400-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6, so the issue is what direction will it go when it adds the V. It could shoot for a hotter version of the CTS-V’s 6.2-liter V-8, or it could go with an even more insane V-6 engine. There are rumblings that it could go hybrid to really pump out the ponies, but Cadillac told The Detroit Bureau that it will remain gasoline powered.

Another model that will likely receive the V badge will be the smaller model that will compete with the Mercedes CLA and the BMW 1 Series.The V-Series version of this model will likely receive a hot four-cylinder that reaches upward of 350 horsepower. The leading candidate to power this model is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder already in the GM lineup. There is also a possibility that Cadillac will develop its own powerplant for this model.

For those of you obsessed with insanely fast SUVs, Cadillac will not be your answer, as it has been firm that neither the Escalade nor the SRX will receive V badges. The closest to this will be a lightly upgraded Escalade Vsport model. I have a sneaking suspicion that this stance may change if there are enough buyers interested in a true V-Series version of the Escalade.

With Cadillac’s V-Series in full swing as of late, look for these new models to roll out in the coming year or two. Keep it locked here for all of the latest.

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